GROWING OLD WITH GRACIE

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Western Maryland, United States

Thursday, February 9, 2012

HAPPY ENDINGS...

To appreciate what I'm about to tell you, you should first  read my post of  Oct. '10 about 


And now for the rest of the story....

Jimmy called me about a month ago wanting to know our address.  

JIM:  "I'll be sending you and Gary the money I owe you..."  

ME:  "What money?"  

JIM:  "The money I borrowed when my car broke down and I had to get another one."  

ME:  "That was five years ago!  Forget it Jim.  I did."

But Jimmy didn't forget.  

Then he told me the rest of the story. 

 He was months behind on his rent, overdrawn on his checking account, and down on his luck once again... about as low as he could get.  

He was expecting that he might be living 
out of his car once again.  

He called his bank to see just how much he was overdrawn only to find that there was a very large amount of money in his bank account.  

"WHAT?!  ARE YOU KIDDING ME?"  he asked.  

No Jimmy...  they were not kidding you.  It is for real!

Several months ago he filed for disability from the service, not thinking that he would get 100% disability.  But he did, and he received a settlement of back pay from years ago.

And he is now going back 20-30 years and repaying debt that had long been forgotten.

Past landlords, credit unions, friends and relatives, banks...  anyone to whom he has been indebted, 
he is trying to make it right.  

Jimmy will be getting a very nice monthly income now from his disability and I don't expect that he'll ever have to worry about living out of his car again.  

Oh how I love happy endings...